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 Henry Williams

Henry Williams

Birth
Canada
Death 17 Oct 1917 (aged 83)
Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 12911 · View Source
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Peacetime Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Canada, he served as a Carpenter's Mate in the US Navy. During a heavy gale at sea on February 13, 1879, the U.S.S. Constitution was faultering due to a damaged rudder. Carpenter's Mate Williams volunteered and my himself went over the stern of the ship and performed the important repair work on her rudder. For his bravery and service to his ship, he was awarded the Medal of Honor on October 18, 1884. He died at age 83 in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 11 Oct 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12911
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Williams (6 Feb 1834–17 Oct 1917), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12911, citing West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .